Thallium 201 as a positive indicator for lung neoplasms: Preliminary experiments

M. Salvatore, L. Carratu, E. Porta

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Abstract

Thallium 201 was given to 71 patients with various pulmonary diseases. Positive uptake was noted in primary malignant neoplasms and also in 6 cases of Hodgkin's lymphoma. No uptake was seen in pulmonary diseases other than active tuberculosis. A disadvantage is the high myocardial accumulation of this radionuclide which impairs proper visualization of paracardiac neoplasms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-488
Number of pages2
JournalRadiology
Volume121
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1976

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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